16 July 2022

Live updates from Saturday at Together 2022

Bethany Gibson

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Bethany Gibson shares updates from Birmingham on the second day of Together 2022.


In the final update for the day, here are a few photos from on stage of Together in Worship.

Adults, children and toddlers dance on stage
Dance Fit Tots take to the stage
A choir and a children's brass band on stage
Birmingham Citadel YP Band and Una Voce on stage
The ISS, the ISB and African Praise Fellowship on stage
The ISB, African Praise Fellowship and the ISS on stage

Don't forget to pick up a copy of next week's Salvationist magazine for a full report of tonight's worship, plus lots more photos.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on tomorrow at the ICC:

  • 10.30am: Together in Covenant featuring the commissioning and ordination of the Messengers of Reconciliation (Hall 1), plus Together Children (Hall 11)
  • 12.30pm: Marketplace and SP&S (Hall 3)
  • 1pm: Foyer concerts (outside Hall 3)
  • 3pm: All Together, our sending out and celebration meeting (Hall 1)

Don’t forget, if you can’t be with us in Birmingham, you can join in online via the livestream at 10.30am and 3pm: youtube.com/salvationarmyvideo.



It’s been a busy afternoon here in Birmingham. Here’s an update of what’s been happening.

People playing volleyball outside
Sports in Brindleyplace
Someone singing and playing a guitar
Ivonne Garcia from Bromley busking in Brindleyplace
Someone serving popcorn
Refreshments from Youth and Children's Ministries in the marketplace at the ICC
A seminar
A seminar from Music and Creative Arts at the ICC
People chatting
Connections are made in the marketplace while children enjoy the inflatables
A child kicking a football
Children had the chance the kick a ball around
A choir performing in the foyer of the ICC
Liverpool Walton Songsters in the foyer of the ICC

Starting now: Together in Worship, 6-10pm at the ICC.

Session 1: Hosts Charlie Green and Taffy Bizure lead a celebration of the young people of The Salvation Army.


  • Una Voce
  • Dance Fit Tots
  • Ivonne Garcia, Bromley
  • Niamh Standley, Regent Hall
  • Birmingham Citadel YP Band
  • Aston 614 Corps

Session 2: Hosts Vanessa Nsilu and Reuben Dykes lead a festival of Salvation Army music.


  • The International Staff Band
  • The International Staff Songsters
  • African Praise Fellowship Zimbabwe
  • Territorial Leaders Commissioners Anthony and Gill Cotterill

Session 3: Hosts Cadets Adam and Karen Barber guide us through our final session of praise.


  • Gospel Explosion
  • MACA Dance
  • Lizzy Kitchenside, Addlestone


Welcome to live updates from Saturday at Together 2022

I’m Beth and I’m the editor of salvationist.org.uk.

I’m at the ICC, the main venue for the weekend, where people are busy setting up for the doors to open at 1pm. Next door, at The Rep Theatre, there has been a Bible study on the theme for the weekend: Love God, Love Others.

Someone running in a Salvation Army top
Lieutenant Liam Beattie takes part in the Edgbaston Parkrun

Meanwhile, over in Edgbaston, Salvationists have joined the weekly Parkrun, giving people the chance to worship through exercise and connect with the community.

Salvation Army water bottles were available for runners to take away at the event. Sports Mission Lead Rod Moye said: ‘We wanted to give them something that was reusable. Each bottle has a QR code on it that takes them to a devotional on salvationist.org.uk.

‘It’s something they can reflect on afterwards. We hope it will help people to pause and consider how they move, how they meet, and how they model their sport and faith in their life.’

A water bottle with a Salvation Army red shield on it
The Salvation Army bottle for people to take away

Coming up today at Together 2022:

  • From 1pm: Workshops, seminars, foyer concerts and a marketplace featuring SP&S in the ICC; busking and sports in Brindleyplace.
  • 6pm: Together in Worship at the ICC – three sessions with short intervals in between.

For more information, download the event guide.

Event guide

Everything you need to know about Together 2022.


Updates by

Bethany Gibson

Bethany Gibson

Online Content Editor

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